According to the Mirror, Leicester City scout Steve Walsh personally asked the club’s owners to sanction his move to Everton.
The Foxes man completed a move to Everton on Wednesday, where he has taken up their newly created sporting director role.
The Toffees made a move for his services last week after seeing an attempt to lure Sevilla chief Monchi to the club knocked back by the Europa League champions earlier this summer.
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri with assistant manager Steve Walsh during training
The Premier League champions were not keen on losing one of their key personnel either and initially rejected Everton’s approach.
However, he was keen on the move and according to the Mirror, went to club owners the Srivaddhanaparabha family to personally ask them to reconsider their decision.
Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in the stands
They will be keen to get him to work as soon as possible as they look to make their mark in the summer transfer window.
While big name signings are expected, there will be hope he can continue to do the kind of business that saw him take the likes of N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez to the Kingpower Stadium.
Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference